Donald Y M Leung
Professor
Head, Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
Department of Pediatrics
America's Top Doctors 2013 - Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
  • 5280 Top Doctors 2016
  • Recognized as a 5280 Top Doctor
  • America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd.
  • Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc.
  • Best Doctors in America® 2015 — Best Doctors, Inc.
  • Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc.
  • America’s Top Doctors 2016 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
  • Special Interests

    Research Interests

    My research focuses on mechanisms by which bacteria and viruses contribute to skin inflammation of atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. I am interested in why patients with atopic dermatitis are prone to microbial infection. As well, I have an interest in mechanisms resulting steroid resistance and the treatment of peanut allergy.

    Education

    Education
    University of Chicago, MD
    University of Chicago, PhD, Biochemistry
    Residency
    Boston Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Resident in Pediatrics
    Boston Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Intern in Pediatrics
    Fellowship
    Boston Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Fellow in Allergy and Immunology
    Harvard Medical School, Clinical Fellow in Pediatrics

    Awards & Recognition

    2014 and 2015: Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Inc.
    2013: America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
    2012: Named by US News and World Report as among the top 1% of physicians
    2012: AAAAI Distinguished Service Award
    2012: Sir QW Lecturer, Hong Kong Allergy Convention
    2011: Reviewer, NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Special Emphasis Panel for ancillary asthma clinical trials
    2009: Arthur Rook Oration at 79th British Assn of Dermatology
    2008: Reviewer, The Center for Scientific Review National Institutes of Health, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR)
    2008: NIH/FDA Expert Panel on Food Allergy
    2008: Outstanding Scientific Achievement in Clinical Research Award, NJH
    2007: Soc of Investigative Dermatology, Julius Stone Lectureship
    2007: Chair, Medical Advisory Board, Food Allergy Initiative
    2007: NIH/NIAID Res Advisory Council
    2006-09: SPR E Mead Johnson Award Selection Comm
    2006: ISI Most Highly Cited Authors in Immunology (top half percent of citations in previous 20 years)
    2005: Robert Cooke Memorial Lectureship at AAAAI
    2004-08: Board of Dir, AAAAI 2004: American Skin Assoc Annual Psoriasis Achievement Award
    2004: Edelstein Chair in Pediatric Allergy/Immunology, NJH
    2004: Pfizer Visiting Professorship, Univ Chicago
    2004: Erich Hoffmann Mem Lecturership, Bonn
    2004: 17th James N. Gilliam Mem Lectureship, Univ Texas SW Med Ctr, Dallas
    2003: Leung Peanut Allergy NEJM Article named one of Top Science Stories by Sci Am
    2003: Ghoury Mem Lectureship at Univ Cincinnati Med Ctr
    2003: WAO Scientific Achievement Award, Vancouver.
    2003: Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award, NJH
    2003: Pfizer visiting Professorship, St Christopher’s Hosp Children, Philadelphia.
    2002: Listed in International Biographical Ctr, Cambridge Outstanding Scientists of the 21st Century
    2002: Stanislaus Jaros Lectureship at ACAAI Annual Mtg
    2002: Burton Zweiman Lectureship at 2002 AAAAI Mtg
    1998: Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
    1998 to 2007: Consulting Editor, The Journal of Clinical Investigation
    1997: E. Mead Johnson Award for Outstanding Research in Pediatrics
    1995-2004: Recipient of NIH National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute MERIT Award for Studies in Kawasaki Syndrome
    1993: Associate Program Director, Clinical Translational Research Ctr, University of Colorado Denver
    1993: American Society for Clinical Investigation
    1992-97: Member, NIH General Medicine A Study Section
    1992-present: Listed in Woodward & White’s The Best Doctors in America
    1991-94: Immunology and Microbiology Study Committee, American Heart Association
    1991: AFCR Henry Christian Award for Excellence in Research
    1983-85: NIH Young Investigator Research Award
    1979-81: NIH National Research Service Award
    1970-77: NIH Medical Scientist Training Program

    Board Certification

    American Board of Pediatrics(#28313)
    American Board of Allergy-Immunology (#2420)
    Colorado State Board of Medical Examiners (License #29944)
    Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology (American Board of Allergy and Immunology: Certificate #0127)

    Professional Memberships

    American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, American Association of Immunologists, American Federation of Clinical Research, Collegium International Allergologicum, Society for Pediatric Research, Society for Investigative Dermatology, American Society for Clinical Investigation

    Publications

    Irvine AD, McLean WHI, Leung DYM. Filaggrin mutations: Associations with skin and allergic diseases.  N Engl J Med 2011; 365(14): 1315-27.

    Searing DA, Zhang Y, Murphy JR, Hauk PJ, Goleva E, Leung DY. Decreased serum vitamin D levels in children with asthma are associated with increased corticosteroid usage. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2010; 125:995-1000.

    Leung DYM, Gao PS, Grigoryev DN, Rafaels NM, Streib JE, Howell M D, Taylor PA, Boguniewicz M, Canniff J, Armstrong B, Zaccaro DJ, Schneider LC, Hata TR, Hanifin JM, Beck LA,Weinberg A, Barnes KC. Human atopic dermatitis complicated by eczema herpeticum is associated with abnormalities in gamma interferon response. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2011; 127:965-73. PMID: 21458658. PMCID: PMC3074534

    Leung DY, Sampson HA, Yunginger JW, Burks AW Jr, Schneider LC, Wortel CH, Davis FM, Hyun JD, Shanahan WR Jr, for the TNX-901 Peanut Allergy Study Group. Effect of anti-IgE therapy (TNX-901) in patients with peanut allergy. N Engl J Med 2003;348:986-93.

    Ong PY, Ohtake T, Brandt C, Strickland I, Boguniewicz M, Ganz T, Gallo RL, Leung DY. Endogenous antimicrobial peptides and skin infections in atopic dermatitis. N Engl J Med 2002;347:1151-60.

    Academic Affiliations

    Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Denver

    Teaching & Professional Positions

    2013 NIAID Immune Tolerance Network, Steering Committee
    2012:NIAID National Allergy and Infectious Disease Advisory Council, Ad hoc member
    2007:NIAID National Allergy and Infectious Disease Advisory Council, Ad hoc Member
    2006: Research Advisory Committee, University of Colorado Denver
    1998: Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
    1994: Director, NIH Clinical Research Center, National Jewish Health
    1991: Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Denver
    1990-91: Associate Professor, Dept of Pediatrics, University of Colorado Denver
    1989: Head, Division of Pediatric Allergy-Immunology, National Jewish Health
    1989: Senior Staff Physician, National Jewish Health
    1987-89: Associate Professor, Dept of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
    1987-89: Director of Allergy Program, Children’s Hospital (Boston, MA)
    1983-87: Assistant Professor, Dept of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
    1981-83: Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

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    • Office: 877.225.5654
    • Fax: 303.270.2182

     

    Locations

    • National Jewish Health Main Campus
      1400 Jackson St.
      Denver, CO 80206

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